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Emma L. Bowen Foundation Internships

The Emma Bowen Foundation Application

Thank you for your interest in the Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship Program. The Emma Bowen Foundation is a nonprofit organization that is building a more diverse media and tech industry by recruiting promising students of color like you and placing them in multi-year paid internships at some of the nation’s leading companies.

We believe that diversity is important in all areas of the media industry and offer Fellowships that prepare students for careers in the Business of Media,Content of Media, and Innovation of Media. Whether you’re interested in being a producer, a journalist, a web developer, an engineer, a business executive, a PR agent, or in any other career in the media or tech industry, the Emma Bowen Fellowship is here to help you get your start.

If selected, you will have the opportunity to develop valuable skills and network with industry professionals each summer during college. Not only will you earn a salary, but you will have the opportunity to get additional money to pay for college expenses.

DO YOU QUALIFY?

You are welcome to apply for an Emma Bowen Fellowship if you:

  • Are a student of color (African-American, Asian-American, Latino, or Native American)
  • Are a graduating high school senior OR college student
  • Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0
  • Are interested in pursuing a career in the media industry
  • Plan to attend or are currently a student at a four-year accredited college or university
  • Are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Speak and write English fluently

Don’t meet these guidelines? We still welcome you to become part of the Emma Bowen Foundation family. Click here to sign up for our mailing list and get access to webinars and training that will give you a look at what it means to have a career in the media industry.

WHERE WE RECRUIT

We recruit for positions across the country – while the majority of our Fellows are placed in major markets like New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, Miami, and the San Francisco Bay Area, we have openings in cities nationwide. The attached chart shows where we placed Fellows in Summer 2016.

HOW TO APPLY

Applications to the Emma Bowen Foundation Fellowship are accepted on a rolling basis. The application has a few key components:

  • The EBF Online Application for Summer 2017 (link below)
  • A Short-Answer Essay of 250-500 words: Why is it important to diversify the media and tech industries?
  • Your Resume
  • Recommendation form from 1 reference

KEY DATES

Early Action Deadline – November 6, 2016: All applications received by this date are guaranteed a first-round interview by our staff. Meeting this deadline gives you the best chance of getting a placement in our program.

Priority Deadline  – December 31, 2016: Many of our partner companies begin interviewing candidates in late 2016 and early 2017. Meeting this deadline gives you access to a wide range of fellowship placements. The majority of our placements for the summer of 2017 will apply before the priority deadline.

Recommended Summer 2017 Application Date – March 15, 2017: While we accept applications and make placements year-round, we strongly recommend that you apply by this date in order to be considered for a Summer 2017 internship.

HOW DO I MAKE MY APPLICATION STAND OUT?

Please take the time to fill out the application carefully and completely.

Make sure that your resume is free of typos and includes all of your work, volunteer, and academic experience. This is the first impression you will make with a potential employer. Show us what makes you unique!

Get your application in as soon as possible to give yourself the best opportunity to be placed in the fellowship.

Still have questions? Check out answers to our Frequently Asked Questions.

BEGIN APPLYING HERE

WHAT’S NEXT?

Promising candidates will be contacted for a first-round interview with Emma Bowen Foundation staff. Note: All applicants who meet the Early Action deadline and meet our basic qualifications will receive a first-round interview. Finalists will be then invited for interviews with our corporate partners, who will make the final selections.

If you are selected for the fellowship program, you will begin working in May or June. As an employee, we will expect you to be a conscientious, dependable team player. You will be expected to work at your sponsoring company every summer for a minimum of eight consecutive weeks (40-hour workweek) until graduation from college. You will also be expected to participate in all Foundation activities for which you are eligible including our summer conference and the Link Mentoring Initiative. As a student, you will be required to maintain at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average during college to remain in the program.

We appreciate your interest and thank you for taking the time to complete the application. If you are selected, we can promise that a whole new world will be open to you. The Emma L. Bowen Foundation will provide the opportunity — you provide the talent.

GOOD LUCK!

 

Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund

The awards process is highly competitive and is given to outstanding and qualified students who plan to earn a baccalaureate, graduate or law degree from an accredited college or university. The average award is $3,100 per student per semester. Most scholarships are one year, non-renewable unless otherwise indicated and awards are given without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, disability or national origin.

Click here to visit the Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund Website…

CURRENT SCHOLARSHIPS

TMCF awards nearly 500 scholarships a year to high-achieving students. Below is a list of all current scholarships.

Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program

DEADLINE: December 1, 2016

This scholarship offers up to $1,000.

Comcast Leaders and Achievers® Scholarship Program is a nomination-based award, and only one student per school may be nominated by their principal or guidance counselor. Leaders and Achievers, funded through the Comcast Foundation, recognizes high school seniors from Comcast communities for their commitment to community service, academics and demonstrated leadership. Read More >

TMCF | Department of Defense SMART Scholarship

DEADLINE: December 1, 2016 5:00PM EST

This scholarship offers up to $38,000 annually, plus job placement.

The Science, Mathematics And Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship for Service Program has been established by the Department of Defense (DoD) to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines. The program offers a generous scholarship and guaranteed job and internship placements. Read More >

Apple HBCU Scholars Program

The application is now closed.

This comprehensive program offers a summer internship at Apple, an ambassador role on campus, mentorship, and a scholarship for your senior year of study.

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) in partnership with Apple is proud to present the Apple HBCU Scholars Program to outstanding students with a minimum 3.25 GPA who will be graduating between December 2017 and May 2018. Selected Scholars will participate in a 12-week internship during the summer before their senior year, and will receive up to $25,000 in scholarship funding based on individual financial needs that will be applied to their final year of study. Each scholar will have an Apple mentor throughout their experience, receive an opportunity to develop key skills, enhance their resumes, and help launch their careers through hands-on experience gained at one of the top tech companies in the world. Read More >

TMCF | Costco Scholarship Program

This application is closed.

One-year scholarship of $6,300

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Costco Wholesale are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending one of the 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) within the TMCF member-school network. The Costco Scholarship is open to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selected scholars will receive a one-year merit scholarship for the 2016-2017 academic year. Read More >

TMCF | USA Funds Success Scholarship

This application is closed.

One-year scholarship of $6,200

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and USA Funds proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending one of the 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) within the TMCF member-school network. The TMCF | USA Funds scholarship is open to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Selected scholars will receive a one-year merit scholarship of $6,200 for the 2016-2017 academic school year.Read More >

TMCF | David J. Stern Sports Scholarship Program

This application is closed.

3-year renewable scholarship, capped at $10,000 per year (for a total not to exceed $30,000).

In partnership with the National Basketball Association (NBA), we are proud to administer the David J. Stern Scholarship Program, which will provide a talented and enthusiastic student the opportunity to study sports management or sports-related field at a college or university of their choice, including any one of the nation’s 4-year Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The recipient will receive a 3-year renewable scholarship at $10,000 per year (for a total not to exceed $30,000). Read More >

TMCF | Lowe’s Gap Scholarship

This application is closed.

One-time award ranging from $500 to $3,100 (depending on account balance)

In association with Lowe’s, TMCF offers a gap scholarship for graduating college students with a minimum 2.5 GPA. The scholarship amount ranges from $500 to $3,100 (depending on account balance) and fills the gap to help a student graduate. Read More >

TMCF | Altria Scholarship

This application is closed.

One-year scholarship of $6,200

The Altria Scholarship is open to sophomores and juniors with a minimum 3.0 GPA attending one of TMCF’s member-schools and majoring in selected majors. Selected scholars will receive a one-year scholarship of $6,200 for the 2016-2017 academic school year. Read More >

TMCF | Hershey Scholarship

This application is closed.

One-year scholarship of $6,200

The Hershey Scholarship is open to outstanding students with a minimum 3.0 GPA attending one of the 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Selected scholars will receive a one-year scholarship of $6,200 for the 2016-2017 academic school year. Read More >

TMCF | Department of Defense (DoD) Scholarship

This application is closed.

Scholarship offers full scholarships to qualified high school graduating seniors.

The Department of Defense (DoD) Scholarship will be awarded to exceptional and qualified graduating high school seniors with a minimum 3.25 GPA. The scholarship application and selection process is competitive and the recipients will receive a full, 4-year renewable scholarship, capped at $15,000 per year (for a total not to exceed $60,000). Read More >

TMCF | Annenberg Foundation Scholarship Program

This application is closed.

One-year scholarship not to exceed $15,000 (based on need)

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and Annenberg Foundation are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students from Los Angeles, CA area who will be incoming freshmen at one of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Read More >

TMCF | Walmart Foundation First-Generation Scholarship Program

The application is closed.

The Walmart Foundation First-Generation Scholarship is open to all graduating high school seniors with a minimum 2.5 GPA who will be first-generation incoming freshmen at one of the 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Selected scholars will receive a mentor and a one-year merit scholarship of $6,200 for the 2016-2017 academic school year. Read More >

TMCF | MillerCoors Scholarship

This application is closed.

One-year scholarship of $6,200

TMCF and MillerCoors are proud to offer financial assistance to outstanding students attending one of the 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) within the TMCF member-school network. The TMCF | MillerCoors Scholarship is open to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Read More >

TMCF | Ford Blue Oval Scholarship

This application is closed.

One-year scholarship of $6,200

TMCF and Ford Motor Company Fund are proud to offer financial assistance to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend one of the 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) within the TMCF member-school network. The TMCF | Ford Blue Oval Scholarship is open only to African American male students with a minimum 3.0 GPA. Read More >

TMCF | Wells Fargo Scholarship

This application is closed.

Selected scholars will receive a one-year merit scholarship of $7,000 for the 2016-2017 academic school year.

The Wells Fargo Scholarship is open to students with a minimum 3.0 GPA students attending one of the 47 publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Selected scholars will receive a one-year merit scholarship of $7,000 for the 2016-2017 academic school year. Read More >

TMCF | Sidney B. Williams Jr. Scholarship Intellectual Property Law Scholarship

The application for the Sidney B. Williams Jr. Scholarship Intellectual Property Law Scholarship is now closed.

One year scholarship of $10,000

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) and American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) are proud to offer financial assistance to law schools students interested in Intellectual Property Law. Read More >

TMCF | AFSCME Union Scholarship

The application for the AFSCME Union Scholarship is now closed.

This scholarship offers an internship and stipend, plus a scholarship of up $6,300.

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is pleased to partner with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) to provide a scholarship and internship exposing competitive students to careers within the labor union movement. Read More >

TMCF | National Hockey League Scholarship

The application for the NHL Scholarship is now closed.

One-year scholarship of $6,200

The Thurgood Marshall College Fund is pleased to partner with the National Hockey League to offer this scholarship. This is a scholarship for student participants in the Hockey is for Everyone program in the United States and Canada. Read More >

 

Simon Scholars Program

 

Simon Scholars Program

The Simon Scholars Program, funded by the Simon Family Foundation is currently operating in California, New Mexico, Georgia, and Washington D.C. It is a 6-year scholarship program that begins during a student’s junior year in high school and continues throughout the student’s 4 years of college. The program requires students to maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA by the end of their junior year of high school. Students are provided with a cash stipend, a computer, social skills training, academic support, leadership training and community service activities. Students also receive college-preparatory assistance through ACT and SAT courses, college tours and assistance in the application process from college coaches. Upon graduating from high school and being accepted into college, students receive a $16,000 college scholarship ($4,000 per year).

While the Simon Scholars Program provides a much smaller scholarship amount than the Gates Millennium Scholars and Posse Foundation Scholars Programs, the Simon Scholars Program works with students over the course of their final two years of high school providing much needed assistance in helping students to qualify for a broad range of college scholarships and expands students’ college admissions options to highly selective colleges and universities with generous need-based financial aid policies. Increasing students college readiness and expanding students’ sources of financial aid provides further evidence of the research findings pertaining to students’ college success and campus involvement:

  • 86 percent of Simon Scholars who have started college are still enrolled or have graduated
  • 97 percent of Collegiate Simon Scholars are actively involved in campus life
  • 65 percent of Collegiate Simon Scholars are involved in community service on campus

I recently had the opportunity to speak to a group of Simon Scholars, both recent high school graduates and students currently attending college. Among the group of high school graduates were 3 Gates Millennium Scholars and many of the current college students were attending highly selective colleges and universities.

Click herefor information about current high schools participating in the program.

Ford Foundation Fellowships

Predoctoral fellowships will be awarded in a national competition administered by the National Research Council (NRC) on behalf of the Ford Foundation. The awards will be made to individuals who, in the judgment of the review panels, have demonstrated superior academic achievement, are committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level, show promise of future achievement as scholars and teachers, and are well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

Click on the links below to learn more about each aspect of the Predoctoral Ford Foundation Fellowship

Predoctoral Eligibility

In addition to the general eligibility requirements, eligibility to apply for a predoctoral fellowship is limited to:

  • All citizens or nationals* of the United States regardless of race, national origin, religion, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation (must have become a U.S. citizen by November 14, 2012),
  • Individuals with evidence of superior academic achievement (such as grade point average, class rank, honors or other designations,
  • Individuals committed to a career in teaching and research at the college or university level,
  • Individuals enrolled in or planning to enroll in an eligible research-based program leading to a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree at a U.S. educational institution, and
  • Individuals who have not earned a doctoral degree at any time, in any field.

*The term “national of the United States” designates a citizen of the United States or a native resident of a possession of the United States. It does not refer to a U.S. permanent resident who is a citizen of another country.

Criteria for Selection

The following will be considered as positive factors in choosing successful candidates:

  • Evidence of superior academic achievement
  • Degree of promise of continuing achievement as scholars and teachers
  • Capacity to respond in pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds
  • Sustained personal engagement with communities that are underrepresented in the academy and an ability to bring this asset to learning, teaching, and scholarship at the college and university level
  • Likelihood of using the diversity of human experience as an educational resource in teaching and scholarship
  • Membership in one or more of the following groups whose underrepresentation in the American professoriate has been severe and longstanding:

Alaska Natives (Aleut, Eskimo or other Indigenous People of Alaska); Black/African-Americans; Mexican Americans/Chicanas/Chicanos; Native American Indians
Native Pacific Islanders (Hawaiian/Polynesian/Micronesian); Puerto Ricans

Eligible Fields of Study

Awards will be made for study in research-based Ph.D. or Sc.D. programs that include the following major disciplines and related interdisciplinary fields: American studies, anthropology, archaeology, art and theater history, astronomy, chemistry, communications, computer science, earth sciences, economics, engineering, ethnomusicology, geography, history, international relations, language, life sciences, linguistics, literature, mathematics, performance study, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, religion, sociology, urban planning, and women’s studies. Also eligible are interdisciplinary ethnic studies programs, such as African American studies and Native American studies, and other interdisciplinary programs, such as area studies, peace studies, and social justice. The complete list of eligible fields of study supported at the predoctoral level of the fellowship program is available here: Predoctoral Fields (.pdf),

Individuals enrolled in the following practice-oriented programs will not be supported: business, management, administration, occupational health, nursing, consumer science, library and information science, speech pathology, audiology, personnel, guidance, social work, social welfare, public health, physical education, physical therapy, kinesiology, rehabilitation science, education, leadership, fine arts, filmmaking, and performing arts. In addition, awards will not be made for work leading to terminal master’s degrees, the Ed.D. degree, the degrees of Doctor of Fine Arts (D.F.A.) or Doctor of Psychology (Psy.D.), or professional degrees in such areas as medicine, law, and public health, or for study in joint degree programs such as the M.D./Ph.D., J.D./Ph.D., and M.F.A./Ph.D.

Fellowship Institution

Fellowships are tenable at any fully accredited, nonprofit U.S. institution of higher education offering a Ph.D. or Sc.D. degree in the eligible fields of study. All arrangements for acceptance into a doctoral program at the chosen institution are the responsibility of the applicant. An applicant need not be accepted by the chosen institution at the time of application.

Previous Graduate Study

Predoctoral fellowships are intended for individuals who are currently enrolled or plan to enroll in an eligible Ph.D. or Sc.D. program by the fall 2013 term. The 2013 predoctoral fellowships competition is open to the following individuals:

  • Undergraduates in their senior year who plan to be enrolled in their Ph.D. or Sc.D. program beginning with the fall 2013 term,
  • Individuals who have completed undergraduate study,
  • Individuals who have completed some graduate study, and
  • Individuals currently enrolled in a Ph.D. or Sc.D. program who can provide evidence that they have at least three years remaining as of the fall 2013 term before they would receive their Ph.D. degree and at least one of the three years is comprised of full-time course work.

Stipends and Benefits

  • Annual stipend: $20,000
  • Award to the institution in lieu of tuition and fees: $2,000
  • Expenses paid to attend at least one Conference of Ford Fellows
  • Access to Ford Fellow Liaisons, a network of former Ford Fellows who have volunteered to provide mentoring and support to current fellows.

Accenture Scholarship Program for Minorities

The Accenture Scholarship Program for Minorities was created to encourage minorities to pursue degrees in engineering, computer science, and a variety of programs related to information systems and decision or management sciences. 

Scholarship awards of $2,500 are awarded to outstanding students for undergraduate study. Recipients must be enrolled as full-time students in at least two semesters (fall and spring) of the current school year to receive the full award.

Currently, the application process is now open. For more information about the scholarship process and access the application, visit Scholarship America.

Please note that the scholarship application must be completed and postmarked by the deadline date of January 31, 2012 to be considered.

Selection of recipients

Scholarship America administers the Minority Scholarship Programs for Accenture, and selects the scholarship recipients. Recipients are chosen based on the information provided in their applications. Education information (grade point average, major, etc.) is weighted heavily, as is involvement in extracurricular activities. Essays are reviewed for overall content and originality. Scholarship recipients are selected based strictly on merit—financial need is not considered. This program awards scholarships directly to diverse students and is targeted towards African American, Hispanic, Asian American and Native American undergraduate students

APS Physics Minority Scholarships

Become an APS Minority Scholar

Any African-American, Hispanic American, or Native American U.S. citizen or permanent resident who is majoring or planning to major in physics, and who is a high school senior, college freshman, or sophomore is eligible to apply for the scholarship.  Engineering physics and applied physics majors also welcome to apply.

Opens:  November 1, 2012
Deadline: February 1, 2013

Gray arrowApply to be an APS Minority Scholar

Goal
The APS Minority Scholarship helps increase the number of under-represented minorities obtaining degrees in physics.  The scholarship  provides funding and mentoring to minority physics students, helping them  enhance their education and for successfully prepare for a variety of   careers.

History
Through the generosity of corporate and individual donors, the APS has been able to offer the APS Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Physics Majors (formerly known as the Corporate-Sponsored Scholarship for Minority Undergraduate Students Who Major in Physics).

This program, which began in 1980, has graduated students who have received their Ph.D.s in physics and are now working as physics faculty members in universities, as well as research scientists at corporations and national labs. Some past scholars have also become high school physics teachers.

Scholar Selection
Each year, the APS Committee on Minorities in Physics (COM) acts as the selection committee for this scholarship which attracts many excellent applicants.

 

Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund

Minimum Eligibility Criteria

  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census
  • Be a citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply
  • Be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2012. Please read each listing for specific eligibility requirements regarding the academic standing required for each scholarship.
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
  • Must apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15
  • Submit one letter of recommendation

APIASF Community College Scholarship Program

The APIASF Community College Scholarship Program is available for students at City College of San Francisco, De Anza College and South Seattle Community College. Below is scholarship information for students attending these three institutions:

One-year scholarship for $2,500/year

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF) is pleased to partner with the Walmart Foundation to offer one-time $2,500 scholarships to new, full-time Asian American and Pacific Islander community college students at City College of San Francisco, De Anza College or South Seattle Community College.

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for a scholarship you must:

  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the U.S. Census (http://www.census.gov).
  • Be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the U.S. Citizens of the Freely Associated States.
  • Be enrolled as a new, full-time student at De Anza College, South Seattle Community College, or City College of San Francisco in the 2011-2012 academic year (if you are enrolled in 6 credits or less of online courses, you are also eligible for this scholarship).
  • Applied for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Go to http://www.fafsa.ed.gov for more information.

How to Apply

  1. The deadline for the APIASF Community College Scholarship Program has passed. Please check back at a later date for more information.

Other Community College Scholarships

Other APIASF Scholarships are available to use at other community colleges through the generous support of other donors. Please check back at a later date for more details.

Syracuse University Scholarships

Syracuse University Scholarship Opportunities

School of Architecture

10 full-tuition scholarships annually. This scholarship is renewable provided the student maintains a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75, completes at least 12 credits per semester, and remains enrolled int eh School of Architecture.

Syracuse also offers a wide range of scholarships to meet a wide range of student interests and backgrounds:

 

 

 

 

Scholarship Listing

The scholarships listed on this page are updated regularly. All new scholarships will be listed in alphabetical order. Good luck finding the scholarships that are right for you.

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants

To apply for this scholarship you will need to write an essay on the topic, “What was the most difficult time in your life, and why? How did you perspective on life change as a result of this difficulty?”

Email your essay to: scholarships@abbottandfenner.com. (Include the name and location of the school you are presently attending.)

Up to $1,000. Deadline to apply: 06/15/12

Amanda Bupp Memorial Scholarship

Available to students who are residents of York County, PA; 3.0 GPA; proof of acceptance/enrollment into a school majoring in the medical field; letter of recommendation; essay

Up to $500. Deadline to apply: 04/30/12

American Physical Therapy Association Scholarship

A variety of scholarship programs available to students, which include federal/state scholarship resources, Mary McMillan Scholarship, minority scholarship awards, and APTA awards.

Amounts vary. Deadlines vary

Antioch College

Free tuition. Deadline  2/15/12

AT&T Foundation Scholarship

Available to high School Seniors and College Students who are children of AT&T employees.

Up to $2,500. Deadline to apply: 2/15/12

Best Buy Scholarship Program

Students currently in grades 9-12. Students from public, private, alternate, or home schools are eligible to apply. Have a minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent. Demonstrate commitment to and involvement in community volunteer service or work experience. Be planning to enter a full-time undergraduate course of study at an accredited two- or four-year college, university, vocational-technical school, or online school/programfollowing high school graduation.

Up to $1,000. Deadline 2/15/12

Big Sun Organization

The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible for this award, regardless of which sport they are participating in.

How to Apply

Please send us a short essay answering the following question:

How has your education contributed to who you are today? Why do you want to earn a college education?

Deadline: June 22, 2012.

Who is eligible?

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.

How to submit

All essay submissions should be sent to: athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com

When is the winner notified?

  • The winner will be notified within 2 weeks and the name of the winner will be posted on this website at that time.
  • When is the award received?
  • The award is mailed within 2 weeks of the deadline.

Up to $500

Epilepsy Foundation Western/Central PA Scholarship Program

Diagnosis of epilepsy/seizure disorder (must be confirmed by a statement from physician); proof of acceptance to post-secondary academic/vocational program; H.S. grad of 2012; attend full-time in 2012-13; legal resident of Western/Central PA.

Up to $1000. Deadline to apply: 03/30/12

ESA Youth Scholarship

The Electronic Security Association (ESA) is accepting applications for its 2012 Youth Scholarship Program, which will award $10,000 in scholarships to two children of active duty police officers and firefighters. The first-place winner will receive $7,500 to put toward their college education and the second-place winner will receive $2,500.

Deadline to apply: 02/01/12

Jack & Jill of America Foundation

High School Senior, 3.0 GPA

Up to $2,500. Deadline to apply: 03/12/12

KFC Colonel’s Scholars

Available to students with a 2.75 GPA; enrolled in a public college within their state of legal residence; pursue a bachelor’s degree; US citizen; demonstrate financial need.

Up to $20,000. Deadline to apply: 02/08/12

Marriott Scholars Program

Available to Hispanic High School Senior or graduate, College Freshman, 3.0 GPA, Culinary, Hospitality, Hotel, and Restaurant Management.

Up to $9000. Deadline to apply: 03/01/12

National Co-Op Scholarship

Available to students accepted to Drexel, Johnson & Wales, Kettering, R.I.T., University of Cincinnati, University of Toledo, or Wentworth Institute of Technology; Cum 3.5 GPA.

Up to $6,000. Deadline to apply: 2/15/12